LOS ANGELES: Arena-packing anthem rockers Bon Jovi, soul legend Nina Simone and gritty English pub band Dire Straits on Wednesday won spots in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. New Wave pop songwriters The Cars, R&B-infused progressive rockers The Moody Blues and Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the gospel inspiration for early rockers, rounded up spots in the 2018 class that will enter the shrine to rock culture. The Hall of Fame, which surveyed some 1,000 historians and music industry players to select the new inductees,…
LOS ANGELES: New albums from rockers Bon Jovi and R&B singer Alicia Keys took the two top spots on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart on Monday, while the soundtrack for kids movie "Trolls" moved in to third place. Bon Jovi's "This House Is Not For Sale" sold 129,000 units to give the New Jersey band its sixth No. 1 album, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan. Keys, whose career is enjoying a boost thanks to her appearances as a judge on the television show "The Voice," saw her studio album "Here" reach second…
BEIJING: Two upcoming concerts in China by American rock group Bon Jovi -- who have previously included imagery of the Dalai Lama in a show -- have been suddenly cancelled, reports said Tuesday.